Two teams who will be fighting each other at the end of the season for a spot in the final of Western Conference are Houston Rockets and LA Lakers. The duo will be clashing on Saturday to get an advantage early on in the season.
Houston Rockets had a dismal start to the season against New Orleans Pelicans in Texas. The team was outscored and looked shallow defensively. They have not made correct decisions when it comes to replacing two defensive players who left the team. Carmelo Anthony was brought in but he is past his prime and has not been the best defender in his career. It will be difficult for them to make any significant changes to the play-style.
On the other hand, the circus of LeBron James will be getting a chapter written when he makes his home game debut for LA Lakers. The loss they faced in the first game was down to defensive lapse and superior three-point shooters of Portland Trail Blazers. LeBron James upped the ante of Lakers game, and it was evident how ferocious they are going to be in a few games. Ominous signs for every single team in the Western Conference of the NBA.
Match Timing: October 21, 2018, @ 08:00 AM IST
Venue – Staple Centre, Los Angeles
HOU vs LAL DREAM11 Team News:
LA Lakers –
Head Coach Luke Walton will have a fully-fit squad for the first game the team will play in their home stadium in the new season. The starting five of the last game against Portland Trailblazers might see a change with KCP getting benched for Josh Hart.
Houston Rockets –
The team will have a squad that is injury free for this game as well. No changes are expected in the starting five with all the big name players starting for Houston Rockets.
HOU vs LAL Dream11 Playing Team:
HOU vs LAL Dream11 players to watch out for:
Houston Rockets –
PJ Tucker is defying age by being the most offensive player for the team. He scored 19 points in a loss against New Orleans Pelicans. He has a lot of responsibility and will be looking to make the best of his prime years.
James Harden is a cerebral shooter. He had 9 rebounds and 10 assists with 18 points on board. A case can be made that he was the best player for the team on Thursday, but it would be futile as the team lost.
LA Lakers –
LeBron James is widely regarded as the best player in the world. He started his career with the new team with a loss but still brought showtime back. 12 rebounds and 6 assists along with 26 points, he did enough to make his presence felt on the pitch.
Brandom Ingram is regarded as the second star for LA Lakers by Magic Johnson. He is a powerful forward player and will be learning a lot playing alongside the best player in the league.
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HOU vs LAL Dream11 Teams:
HOU vs LAL Dream11 Predictions:
LA Lakers and Houston Rockets need to win this game. We back the home side to register their first win of the season.